We’re delighted to reveal that to coincide with the release of the trailer for the forthcoming visit of Footloose The Musical, Gareth Gates has extended his contract to appear in Footloose The Musical and will appear at the Embassy Theatre. Gareth will reprise his role as Willard and will be joined on stage by Darren Day.
Gareth Gates rose to fame through the inaugural series of Pop Idol in 2002, going on to sell over 5 million records worldwide and have hits across the globe. His version of Unchained Melody sold over a million copies in the UK and is the 3rd best selling single of the noughties. Gareth is also the youngest ever male solo artist to debut at number 1. More recently Gareth has enjoyed a successful career on stage, with credits including Les Misérables, Legally Blonde and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. In 2014 Gareth appeared in the final series of Dancing on Ice, and joined boyband 5th Story as part of ITV’s second series of The Big Reunion, touring arenas with bands including Blue and Five.
Gareth says: “I’m thrilled to be back playing the role of Willard in the 2020 UK tour of Footloose. I had so much fun the first time around that I jumped at the chance to play such an exciting role again. I was born in 1984, the year ‘Footloose’ the movie was first released. I used to watch the movie lots as a kid not knowing some years later I’d be playing the ‘cowboy that can’t dance’ on stages up and down the country. I’m a terrible dancer, so it’s pretty much life imitating art! The show is packed with classic 80’s hits – and audiences get to see a little more of me than they bargained for! I can’t wait to be back on tour with such an incredible show.”
We’re looking forward to welcoming Gareth back to the Embassy Theatre between 13th and 17th October 2020.
Everybody cut loose for a night of dazzling excitement music and dancing!
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